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An active aurora is forecast Wednesday night across much of Alaska, alongside a new moon that will lend itself to darker night skies and better viewing. But will cloudy weather hamper northern lights hunters?Laurel Andrews
The New Year usually brings thoughts of what is to come. The phrase, "I'll do that next year," is upon me. However, a couple days ago I ran into an old acquaintance that I had not seen since 1973. The chance encounter caused me to reflect. Sometimes looking back helps us to shape our future.John Schandelmeier
Far up in the head of the West Fork drainage not far from Devil Creek, a team of Bitterroot National Forest researchers led by the biologist decided to set a photographic trap in an effort to see what might show up.Perry Backus
When a snowflake lands on your sleeve, it's the end of a 20-minute tumbleweed journey through clouds. But its touchdown is not the end of the story. Grab a hand lens or magnifying glass and discover the Lilliputian world of snowflake watching, an easy, inexpensive hobby and a simple pleasure for all ages.Marion Owen
There are several types of New Year's resolutions that are particularly appealing to us, the hardy outdoorsy population of Anchorage. Here are some to try on.Alli Harvey

You may have seen the ice climbers who scale the ribbons of frozen water along Alaska's Seward highway from Anchorage to Girdwood. Though their sport is extreme, the climbers themselves are down to earth, even when hanging from the side of a cliff.

Loren Holmes

Photos: Ice climbers tackle Turnagain Arm's frozen waterfalls

December 28, 2013 - 5:30pm -- lholmes
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You may have seen the ice climbers who scale frozen cascades along Alaska's Seward highway from Anchorage to Girdwood. Though their sport is extreme, the climbers themselves are down to earth, even when hanging from a cliff.

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